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The Need for Better Civil-Military Planning

The United States is now more than a decade into wars attempting to bring security and stability to the Middle East. The results have not been good. The initial U.S. military victory in Iraq...

Panle 8- HSDIII

Heart Security Dialogue III Panel Eight: Prospects of Regional and International Cooperation on Afghanistan Chair: Mr Matin Begh, Deputy Minister, Independent Directorate of Local Governance, Afghanistan Speakers: Dr. Arun Saghal, Director, Forum for Strategic...

Panel 5- HSDIII

Heart Security Dialogue III Panel IV: Inclusive Security: Cosmopolitan Community, Islamic Sufism Chair: Dr. Farid Mir Bagheri, Professor, Cyprus National University Speakers: Mr. Reza Mohammadi, Poet/Writer, Kabul, Afghanistan Dr. Amin Ahmadi, Professor , Ibn...

Lebanon: The nation and the army

While Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon have all felt the heavy burden of hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian civil war refugees on their soil, Lebanon has felt the largest impact on its security from...

Panel 4-HSDIII

Heart Security Dialogue III Panel IV: Regional Economic Cooperation Opportunities and Obstacles Chair: Mr. Shakib Noori, Commercial Attaché , Afghanistan Embassy, Washington D.C. Speakers: Dr. Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance of...

Inauguration Ceremony

Heart Security Dialogue III – 27 September 2014 Inauguration Ceremony …read more

Economic diplomacy alone won’t make China a leader

Recently the growing rivalry between the United States and China seems to be spilling over into the economic and institutional arenas. The US is leading the push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new regional...

Australian Antarctic policy: an update

The recent Senate report, Australia’s future activities and responsibilities in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic waters, released on 29 October, was—to some extent—a lost opportunity. The timing of its release, virtually coinciding with that...

Beijing Summit: Xi Changes Tactics, Not Strategy

WASHINGTON: New agreements between the US and China will reduce the risks of accidental war in the western Pacific. That’s good news — but don’t imagine for a minute that it changes the fundamentals...

A G20 power ‘down under’: getting the balance right

The debate about Australia’s place in the global geostrategic equation, as reflected in the different posts of Peter Jennings, Andrew Carr and Rod Lyon, is a fascinating and important one. Peter and Rod are...

Hagel To Unveil Counters To China, Russia

WASHINGTON: Offset strategy. Doesn’t exactly make your hair stand on end or make you go wow. Does it have to do with international arms deals and tradeoffs companies and countries make to win business?...

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